For too long, I did the will of others. For too long I tried to force a peace. For too long, I denied myself the things I wanted. For too long, I let another hold you while serving others needs.
I have risen above my station. I have forged my own rank. I have conquered demons and humbled kings. Now I have come to claim you, to free you from grime and ash.
Are your shackles beyond my strength? Do I not truly hold the key? Can I shed enough blood to make you free? I would make you mine, you could rule as loving queen in comfort for all your days.
-Broken Blade Pining
“Pinnacle” is the working title for a Fantasy novel by Matthew Munoz. The speaker in this passage, “Broken Blade,” is the primary antagonist in the story.